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New Direction for the (Academic) Book

(With apologies to those who’ve seen notification of this publication elsewhere) For those with an interest in the future of the published book, UCLPress have just published their The Academic Book of the Future, as a BOOC (Books as Open

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Launch of the Reading on Screen Project

The Reading on Screen Project has now officially launched, with a website ( a Facebook Group ( and a Twitter account (@onlinereaders1) with all the latest news. Reading on Screen follows on from two previous projects also funded by the

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Publishers, Readers, and Digital Engagement by Marianne Martens

    Network member Marianne’s new book (published by Palgrave) promises to provide a wonderful insight into new forms of engagement with readers in the digital age.  The book is especially concerned with readers of YA fiction.  I’ve already ordered

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Style and Response Conference Report

It was my great pleasure to take part at the end of last week in a conference organised by the Stylistics Research Group at Sheffield Hallam, headed by DRN member Alice Bell.  I have come away with a long list

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Style & Response: Minds, Media, Methods

Please find below the programme for a conference this weekend featuring several network members. The hashtag if you want to follow the conference on Twitter is #styleresponse and the conference organisers are @SHU_Stylistics. Should be interesting! Further details may be

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Reading Communities: Past and Present

Simon Frost and I recently took part in this event organised by an AHRC project based at The Open University which follows on from previous research leading to the establishment of The Reading Experience Database (RED). The event brought together

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Opening Up Digital Fiction – deadline December

Opening Up Digital Fiction Competition This competition, organised as part of the AHRC funded Reading Digital Fiction project, sets out to discover the best “popular” digital fiction: digital fiction that appeals to mainstream audiences.  One of the organisers is network member

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Reading Communities Event this September

Reading Communities Thursday 15 – Friday 16 September 2016 Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House The “Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present” Conference aims to bring together scholars studying reading communities and reading practices as

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Academic Acts of Reading Event at the British Library

I was one of the panellists at an event held at the British Library last night to discuss academic acts of reading and how these may be being transformed in the digital age. The event was organised by the team

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Reading Sheffield event

Dear All I thought this might be of interest – a web opening event, on Saturday 10 Sept. 2015, from 15.30 to 17.00, for a 1950s, 60s reading-evidence project. It looks good. Their blurb is as follows “RSVP You

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